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Is it safe to plant a vegetable garden over a septic tank drainfield?
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unfortunately, putting a vegetable garden over a drainfield is a bad idea. Although a septic system that is working properly will provide almost-clear water with a small amount of organic nutrients, it can also deliver harmful pathogens and the residue of household chemicals and prescription drugs that were flushed down the drain. Also, as the tank fills with solids over time and becomes less efficient, more contaminants will flow into the drainfield.
Raised beds create an additional problem. Drainfields need to be close to the soil surface, and added soil depth slows the necessary evaporation cycle.
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